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Last updated: May 16 2017 15:54 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Poor pay, training impede India's health workers 16.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Nearly a million workers -- forming the frontline of India's faltering public health system -- are inadequately trained and are underpaid, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of Health Ministry data, imperilling the country's healthcare efforts.
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Over million health workers paid less than Rs 1,000 a month in India 16.5.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
Health workers in India paid less than the cost of a single malt bottle
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‘Reject recommendations of Vikramjit Sen panel’ 9.5.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
Members of 15 progressive groups, led by Karnataka Janaarogya Chaluvali (KJC), have demanded that the State reject the recommendations of the Justice Vikramjit Sen Committee on amending the Karnataka ...
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Infosys to donate ₹80 cr. to cancer institute 30.4.2017 Hindu: News
Move marks one of the biggest philanthropic contributions
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Activists against plan to bring govt hospitals under new Act 28.4.2017 deccanherald.com
The state government is all set to bring public sector hospitals under the revised Karnataka Medical Establishments Act. The decision, however, has not gone down too well with several activists and volunteers. The government has now decided to include government hospitals under the same Act which was hitherto known as the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments Act. This would mean a change in the nomenclature of the Act. The previous Act laid down certain conditions on private hospitals like compulsory registration and display of price list. This was among the primary announcements made at a joint press meet addressed by KRRamesh Kumar, minister for health and family welfare, and retired Supreme Court judge, Justice Vikramjit Sen, on Friday. The state government had constituted an expert committee with representatives from public and private sectors with Justice Sen as its chairman to amend the KPME Act. The committee has recommended that government hospitals also be monitored by the same Act. Akhila ...
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US sacks Indian-American Surgeon General 22.4.2017 TOI: Home
Vivek Murthy, the first Indian-American appointed by the Obama regime as the Surgeon General, has been dismissed by the Trump administration to bring new leadership to the vital public health sector. At 37, he was the youngest ever Surgeon General.
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State’s NUHM fund utilisation better than national average 22.4.2017 Hindu: National
‘Karnataka, however, lags in terms of gaps in human resources and capacity building’
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Amendments to KPME Act should not include public health system, demand activists 22.4.2017 Hindu: National
A group of like-minded health rights organisations led by Karnataka Janarogya Chaluvali (KJC) has recommended to the State government that the proposed amendments to the Karnataka Private Medical Esta...
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'Karnataka tops in NUHM spending' 21.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Almost 1,000 officials and elected representatives from 200 cities across India are set to be trained by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, and the Administrative Staff College of India, in better implementation of the National UrbanHealth Mission (NUHM). "A vulnerability mapping is being done to understand what individual urban areas need and where the funds are to be channelised," K Rajeswara Rao, joint secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, said here on Friday. The official said he had written to all the mayors in Karnataka to ensure the efficient use of the allocated funds, and called for improved focus and framing of guidelines. Earlier, speaking at an NUHM workshop for urban local bodies, Rao said Karnataka was the top spender of funds sanctioned under the scheme in the past year. It has spent Rs 99 crore. Rathan Kelkar, mission director, National Health Mission, Karnataka, said the state had unutilised funds of Rs 38 crore as it didn't use up the money sanctioned ...
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Constitute authority to enforce medical establishments Act, say voluntary groups 21.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Private hospital managements have asked the state government to bring even government hospitals under the ambit of the new medical establishments act. The Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (KPME) Act now oversees the functioning of only private hospitals. However, in a discussion organised by voluntary organisations on Friday, apprehensions were expressed about the private hospitals' demand. "It is wrong to weigh government set-ups by the same parameters as that of the private hospitals. It could lead to a gradual shutdown of the public healthcare set-up," said Akhila Vasan from the Karnataka Janaaroyga Chaluvali. The volunteers sought making the patient the prime focus of the Act and not just private hospitals. "The proposed patient rights must be guaranteed and protected under the Act," said Vinay Sreenivasa, member, Alternative Law Forum. The Karnataka Janaaroyga Chaluvali recommended that there be a constitution of a separate competent authority at the state and district levels to enforce the ...
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Battle against mosquito 12.4.2017 FrontLine: Home
Payyalore Krishnaier Rajagopalan spent all his professional life fighting the mosquito menace in India and striving towards eliminating vector-borne diseases. By ANANTANARAYAN RAMAN
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Karnataka health dept. welcomes private investment, with caveats 11.4.2017 Hindu: Home
At the Karnataka Healthcare summit organised by the State Health and Family Welfare Department, the Health Ministers of Karnataka and Kerala welcomed the participation of the private sector in public...
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Recent developments bode well for India in area of mental health: WHO 8.4.2017 BusinessLine - News
Being the single largest cause of morbidity globally, depression is a public health priority that concerns all, said Dr Henk Bekedam, WHO representative to India. Speaking on World Health Day on t...
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Enforcement Directorate raids 18 officials in nine states 6.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday conducted searches at the premises of 18 bureaucrats across nine states for their alleged violation of the government's demonetisation scheme and involvement in money laundering and other cases, an official said.
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Verdict on liquor vends on highways today 30.3.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Supreme Court on Friday will pronounce its order on pleas for a reconsideration of its verdict banning liquor vends within 500 metres of national and state highways from April 1. The top court said it has not laid down a policy as public health is more important. It also questioned different states which sought relaxation of the guidelines for state highways, saying, "It is not possible to say you can't drink and drive at national highways, but can do so on state highways." Support from states Supported by different state counsel, including Karnataka, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi on Thursday contended that the apex court's December 15 judgement needs rectification as the "budget of the states will go for a six". "Errors that may have crept in may be looked at. The error that has crept in is that what is good for national highways is good for state highways," Rohatgi submitted before a bench presided over by Chief Justice J S Khehar. "All of India cannot be compared. Some towns in totality are ...
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Sharp rise in Multi-Drug Resistant TB cases 25.3.2017 Hindu: News
Becomes a major public health concern
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Don’t meddle with our health scheme, farmers tell govt. 18.3.2017 Hindu: Home
Health Department to bring the self-funded scheme under its fold
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5 things that can reduce PM10 in Bengaluru 17.3.2017 Citizen Matters

It has been established that air pollution and traffic congestion, which are interrelated, are the major contributors to air pollution. Here's an overview of air pollution scene.

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A tale of exploitation 14.3.2017 FrontLine: Home
In a serious breach of medical ethics, doctors and private hospitals in Karnataka, particularly in Kalaburagi district, have been exploiting poor and illiterate women by conducting unwarranted hysterectomies. BY VIKHAR AHMED SAYEED
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Karnataka to build healthcare database on Samsung tablets 10.3.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The tech-savvy Karnataka government would use Galaxy tablets of Korean electronics major Samsung to build database on its healthcare facilities, said state Health and Family Welfare Minister Ramesh Kumar on Friday.
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